Angelina Jolie: “My Kids Make Me Feel Like The Most Important Person In The World”

Angelina, 33, and Brad, 44, are parents to Maddox, 7, Pax, 4, Zahara, 3, Shiloh, 2, and Knox and Vivienne, 3 months.

Finding time for her and Brad: “We often try to have a bath alone together at the end of the night and sit and talk, but they hear the water and want to jump in. But it’s fun and it’s lovely – the thing about having six is once you’ve passed three or four, it’s so crazy anyway that it’s just more chaos and it’s all OK.”

Asked if they are finished adding to their family: “No.”

About marriage: “You’ll have to ask Brad.”

Travelling from Berlin to New York: “Brad and I are exhausted,” she said. “We are all jet-lagged and everybody started waking up at 4.30am, so Brad took the children because he knew I had to work. Brad is an amazing, really dedicated father.”

The arrival of Knox and Vivienne: “It’s so much fun but it’s very hard work. The kids are forming beautiful friendships. They’re team mates and they’re very loving to the babies. The twins are just the sweetest little things. They lay next to each other a lot and respond to each other. They’re starting to smile a lot. Knox looks like Brad and Vivienne looks more like me. They are developing interesting personalities. Knox seems more relaxed and Vivienne is more loud.”

Loving family life: “I feel so blessed that every day I wake up and I live with my favourite people in the world and my best friend. I live with Brad who, more than me, has had to deal with fame, so we share that together and we find a way to make it fine and fun. We’re grateful for everything we have, but I wish I could just walk down the street with my kids and take them to get an ice cream, like my mom did with me.”

The frightening story of her new film The Changeling: “It was very hard for me,” she says. “I read the script and I couldn’t put it down, but I didn’t want to do it. I didn’t want to touch something that had to do with children being kidnapped. It scared me because anything happening to my kids is my biggest fear. But then I found myself telling Brad the story and thinking about this woman and what she went through. Throughout the filming I was very emotional. I was hugging my children more than ever and I wanted to know where they were at all times. I always had one of them on the set and it was a hard thing to do – facing my nightmare. I’m a mom so it doesn’t take much to imagine these things. I don’t think I would have played this role with as much emotion and understanding if I wasn’t a mother.”

Returning to work: “We had a big discussion about whether I should go back to work at all, but Brad said it was a part of me as well and it would be all right, so we’re trying to balance it all. My live is being with my family and my family is so real and so close and so happy I wake up every day and want to make sure everybody’s healthy. My kids bring me so much joy and peace. I really don’t care about anything else. I could have the worst day in the world with people saying the most horrible things about me, but I go home and my kids love me and I feel like the most important person in the world.”

You can also see in the photo above that she has added the latitude and longitude of Knox and Vivienne’s birth place to her tattoo!

Photo: Splash

Source: Daily Mirror, Pg 15, 06 October 2008

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  • This is so beautiful. I love the way she talks about brad and the kids, especially the twins. I can’t wait to see them again in the W magazine.

  • This is so beautiful. I love the way she talks about brad and the kids, especially the twins. I can’t wait to see them again in the W magazine.

  • Katfergie

    She is without a doubt a very beautiful albeit unconventional woman. She seems quite down to earth, very driven, and completely devoted to her family. I applaud her energy to handle so many children, even with nannies and body guards.

  • I like her very much especially after read this artical. I also want a lovely family like her.

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